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Today, Thursday, Aug. 23 - anti-war demos in Tel Aviv, J`lem and Haifa
Bibi and Barak now inform us that they intend to launch an attack in the fall.
The military leadership is opposed to it, civilians will be killed, the Iranian
nuclear program will not be stopped, and a political solution will be even
further away from achievement. We must not sit back and let this happen!
Today, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm, we will gather in front of the
Defense Ministry (Kaplan Street, Tel Aviv) to hold the Demonstration of the
Parallel demonstrations will be held in Haifa (7.00 at Merkaz HaCarmel),
Jerusalem (6:00 in front of the Prime Minister`s residence) as well as at
Hiroshima (!), where an international conference of anti-nuclear groups is being
This time we must get out of our homes!
Pease bring white or light-coloured sheets.
From the Defence Minstry we will go to join the daily demonstration at Barak`s
home (Ibn Gabirol St., corner of Shaul Hamelech Balvd.) at 8:00 pm.
A protest vigil takes place at that location every weekday at this hour, already
for the second week.
Netanyahu and Barak are leading the people of Israel and the peoples of the
entire region to a war whose hazards and severity might prove utterly
Netanyahu and Barak break all records of political and military
adventurism, placing Israeli citizens, Jews and Arabs alike, at risk of
The danger is indeed terrible – but it is far from inevitable. It is
essential - and still possible - to avert this war. At this crucial time we call
upon opposition parties, political figures, intellectuals, academics and
journalists, movements and groupings in the Israeli society, and even upon the
sane elements within the political and military establishment, to act together
against the preparations to war. All should act to create a broad mobilization
of public action against the war.
We call on Left and other progressive forces, in the region and throughout
the world, to raise a strong voice of opposition to this war. Mass protests
should be initiated in order to mobilize public opinion and governments
worldwide against the war that Netanyahu and Barak are planning to wage on
It is not aggression or horrifying wars of annihilation that would ensure
the future of the peoples of the region, including the citizens of Israel. Quite
the opposite, our secure future depends on a comprehensive and stable peace in
the Middle East, whose core would be an Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Sharon Dolev +972-(0)52-8480543
Uri Weltman +972-(0)52-8330046
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